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remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came back, too. returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas" but explaining
or hated characters, larry hagman, has died. he had a successful hit show, even before "dallas," remember "i dream of jeannie." he died yesterday in the dallas hospital of complications from cancer. he was eighty-one years old. stay with us, we'll have reaction from his show biz friends and family. >>> and four days after being hit in the head, boxer hector "macho" camacho died. in one of his most famous bouts, in 1997, he knocked out sugar ray leonard, but proved himself in the '80s, when he won the title, the super lightweight, even as a junior welter weight, he was shot, including the man seated with him, in puerto rico. he is survived by two sons, one of them is a boxer. >>> and a shootout in alabama, leaving one deputy dead, one in critical condition. deputy scott ward had responded. the gunman, michael jansen, was also killed during the confrontation. >>> and investigators are trying to figure out an explosion that damaged more than 40 buildings in springfield, massachusetts last night. they captured the moment of the blast. 18 people were injured, mostly emergency workers called to
career in hoyle. he started in "i dream of jea e jeanie" and then "dallas." the show ran from 1978 to 1991. the "who shot j.r. episode" was the best show watched of all time. hagman was actually filming episode for the second season short by-his death. the second season is set to air in january and while there are reports that he shot at least six episodes, no word on how writers plan to address the sad news of hi passing. and his dallas co-stars have been reacting to twitter and facebook with linda grey writing earlier, he was a wonderful, dear, bigger than life friend and barbara eden remembering his big laughs, big smiles, and unrestrained personality. the cast and crew of "dallas" releasing this statement, larry hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personalities who iconic performance as j.r. ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history. he truly loved portraying this globally recognized character and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity, and grace. fans remember his legacy. >> everything seemed to be going so well and he had an opportuni
stevens and you're heading back to houston. >> no, dallas. >> sorry about that. what did you expect when you got to the airport today? >> we thought we would be delayed. we got here at 2:00. our flight is at 3:30 and we could hop on right now. >> reporter: were you surprised to see this? >> yes. >> in fact, you were telling me you left on tuesday to get -- >> to get ahead of the traffic, and we didn't have any traffic on tuesday and it's been fairly unevent ful. >> reporter: terrific. we hope the rest of the trip works out the same way. thank you very much, indeed. of course, i'm reminding everyone to try to get to the airport at least an hour and a half ahead of time just in case there are lines. you can always change, fredricka, as everybody tries to squeeze what time they have left on this holiday weekend. >> what about the airlines? any potential headaches out there? >> reporter: you know, when things run smoothly it's good for business. so despite higher fuel costs, remember, if there are backups, that could be a problem. if they have to change planes, this kind of thing, or weather
star on the hollywood walk of fame. others went to the famous south fork ranch near dallas to pay their respects and to remember the man who was more than just tv's j.r. ewing. >> he was also very giving, particularly to the underprivileged youth in the community. he had several different programs he helped with, particularly children in the arts and education. >> we thought he was appropriate to come here and pay our respects. we grow up and remember the show. we showed j.r. and all that. >> it's sad. it's really sad. don't make me cry. >> well, you know the christmas song "harp the herald angels sing?" it could be completely wrong. at least according to the pope's new book. wait until you hear what else he says is wrong about christmas. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doc
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